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Cravings

Texas State Fair Unleashes an Entire Deep-Fried Thanksgiving Dinner

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As if Thanksgiving wasn’t enough of a fattie-centric holiday already, some fine folks over at the Texas State Fair took the whole traditional dinner spread, wrapped it in cornmeal breading, and then deep-fried that sonumbitch. Seriously guys, #MURICA.

Gizmodo reports this monstrosity, which rightfully won the most creative “Big Tex” award this year, is filled with stuffing and cream corn-dipped turkey and comes with your choice of dipping sauce: either gravy or cranberry. Weirdly no mashed potatoes or sweet potatoes though, sigh.

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All in all, the Deep-Fried Thanksgiving Dinner seems like a solid, possibly even healthier, alternative to your typical Thanksgiving feast. I mean, at least you can’t have eight servings of the stuff, right? … Right?

H/T + PicThx Gizmodo

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Hit-Or-Miss

This Pizza Cocktail Might Taste Too Much Like The Real Thing

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Pasadena based Trattoria Neapolis is paying homage to National Pizza Month with this new signature cocktail celebrating America’s favorite pie. No we’re not talking apple, it’s all about the pizza.

Imagine what you would get if you threw a slice of pepperoni mushroom pizza into a blender and added booze. That’s basically what this is. The drink, dubbed the “Pizza Cocktail” is concocted with tomato water, basil infused vodka, ghost pepper infused vodka, porcini powder, muddle basil, topped off with a parmesan and mozzarella foam. What should probably be renamed a Bloody Mario, this might be only pizza you could potentially get drunk off of.

Thought to be the perfect pairing with a slice of actual pizza this savory cocktail is only available during the month of October at the SoCal based Italian bistro.

H/T + PicThx Serious Eats

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Hit-Or-Miss

Baker Quits Day Job to Create Awesome Cakes Disguised as Savory Food

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White chocolate baby heads, STD cupcakes — it’s all part of a strange world of dessert in disguise.  If you’re not sure whether to be intrigued or freaked out, don’t worry.  We don’t know how to react either.  But Louise Caola, owner of Poppy & Lulu, has turned this into her business, making cakes that look like savory foods.

Ms. Caola is a master in transforming cake into steak, hamburgers, and fries. Sometimes they take hours to make, but after getting an overwhelming amount of orders and quitting her job in advertising to make her dream come true, she seems pretty darn determined to make this work.

So tell us, are these “savory” cakes good enough to fool you?

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H/T + PicThx Design Taxi

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Sweets

Black Sesame Ice Cream Might Cause You to Poop Grey

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Most of us associate the color grey with dreary London skies, mystery mush at the cafeteria and that unfortunate book, 50 Shades of . . . I won’t even go there. The thought of dusky food rarely strikes us as appetizing, and the majority prefers their food to be pink, plush and vibrant. That is, until this photo of black sesame ice cream was spotted on Reddit a few days ago and flaming f*ck balls, does it look cool.

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According to a few folks on Reddit, this unique treat can be found at nearly any Asian supermarket. Some describe the flavor as similar to “black currant” or “smoky vanilla,” while others simply compare the taste to “death” (whatever that means). I imagine black sesame ice cream to be more savory than sweet, since sesame itself carries a mild nutty flavor, as some Redditors have noted.

For those concerned about the shade of their bathroom leavings, do be warned that eating this grey-colored treat may give you “weird poop the next day,” as one Redditor so eloquently put it. This last bit hardly discourages us. If anything, our interest is only further piqued.

PicThx Reddit

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Recipes

Here’s How to Make Maple Bacon Monkey Bread

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This recipe for Maple Bacon Monkey Bread is the evidence you need to prove all the naysayers wrong: Bacon was made for sweet desserts. (Now I understand why I drown my bacon strips in syrup at breakfast.)

This six-ingredient recipe uses a tiny dash of cayenne pepper to kick up the savory quality and stave off the sugar coma. Maybe. You’ll probably end up KO’d on the couch either way.

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Maple Bacon Monkey Bread

Yields: 8
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. butter or margarine
  • 2 Tbsp. real maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. ground red pepper (cayenne)
  • 6 slices bacon, crisply cooked, crumbled
  • 2 cans (8 oz. each) Pillsbury refrigerated crescent dinner rolls or 2 cans (8 oz each) Pillsbury Crescent Recipe Creations refrigerated seamless dough sheet

Directions

1) Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 8×4-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.

2) In medium microwavable bowl, microwave butter and syrup uncovered on High 30 to 45 seconds or until hot. Stir in brown sugar and red pepper until dissolved. Stir in bacon. Evenly spoon mixture into pan.

3) Unroll each can of dough into 1 large rectangle; if using crescent roll dough, press perforations to seal. Cut each rectangle into 8 rows by 3 rows, to make 24 pieces per rectangle (48 pieces of dough total). Roll each piece of dough into a ball. Arrange balls over butter mixture in pan.

4) Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until golden brown. Cool in pan 5 minutes. Place heatproof serving plate over pan; carefully turn plate and pan over. Remove pan. Serve warm.

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Sweets

These Saffron Cupcakes Are Slathered in Cream Cheese Frosting & Red Wine Caramel Sauce

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How do saffron cupcakes with cream cheese frosting and red wine caramel sound, eh?

These mini desserts are definitely attention-grabbing. As our luck would have it, saffron is a delicious addition to sweeter concoctions, and these cupcakes are rock solid proof. The best part about this recipe is that it has several drool-worthy components that make up one whole nugget of goodness. Cream cheese frosting (oh baby), a moist cake base, red wine and caramel?! It’s all there, America!

If you’re up for this offbeat baking challenge, we must warn you — these cupcakes will bring the dessert experience to an entirely new level of insane deliciousness.

Check out the recipe here.

H/T + PicThx Indiaphile

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Cravings

Gumbo Cupcakes Are Bite-Sized Morsels of Mardi Gras

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If you can dream it, it can be transformed into a cupcake. This is the motto Stefani Pollack of Cupcake Project kept in mind as she brainstormed her latest creation, the Gumbo Cupcake.

These bite-sized savory treats are packed with all the best Mardi Gras inspired flavors without the need for cutlery. Filled with smokey andouille sausage, topped with a slightly sweetened glaze, and crowned with a perfectly grilled shrimp, your brain may question the motive behind eating such a mysterious morsel but your mouth will surely thank you.

For those of you brave enough to step out of the chocolate and vanilla world we live in, check out the recipe here.

H/T + PicThx Laughing Squid

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Cravings

Craving: Mashed Potatoes with Chicken Marsala

What you’re looking at here is what I would consider a masterpiece. This meal will make your mouth water. Lemon thyme mashed potatoes with sweet and savory chicken mushroom marsala. I would definitely stick my….alright that’s just weird. (Thx FDP)